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Beartown : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.

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  • 2 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza F BACKMAN fredrik beartown bk.1 (Text) 840191002518791 Auburn Plaza - Adult Fiction Checked out 08/31/2018
Ladoga Clark Twp PL - Ladoga FIC BAC PB (Text) 34545000321772 Adult Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville FIC BAC (Text) 37323005337459 FICTION On holds shelf -
Warren PL - Warren FIC BAC (Text) 33450000595932 Adult Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501160776
  • ISBN: 150116077X
  • Physical Description: 418 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Washington Square Press/Atria paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press/Atria, 2018.

Content descriptions

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Includes a Readers Club Guide.
Summary, etc.:
"Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town: it could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities. A victory like this would certainly mean everything to Amat, a short, scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice; to Kevin, a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL; and to Peter, their dedicated general manager whose own professional hockey career ended in tragedy. At first, it seems like the team might have a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their entire town. But one night at a drunken celebration following a key win, something happens between Kevin and the general manager's daughter--and the next day everything seems to have changed. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Hockey stories.
Scandals > Fiction.
FICTION > Literary.
FICTION > Humorous.
FICTION > General.
Sweden > Fiction.

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